The father of a 13-year-old Geauga County boy has filed a civil lawsuit against an assistant baseball coach and the Great Lakes Baseball League after his son was hit by a pitch during a league game in June.
Michael Connick suffered two broken bones in his left hand during an at-bat in which he attempted to bunt twice.
Tom Connick alleges that a coach on the opposing team told the pitcher to throw at his son before his second bunt attempt.
The lawsuit seeks compensation for medical expenses and pain and suffering. Connick also wants the coach banned from the sidelines of youth sports for 15 years.
"This comes down to a youth coach telling a youth player to intentionally hurt another youth player outside the rules of the game and in a reckless fashion," said Tom Connick, who is also a trial attorney. "It's not baseball."
Connick did not witness the circumstances surrounding his son's injury because he said he was attending a sporting event of one of his other children.
"The head coach at my son's game, who was standing at the dugout right next to (accused coach) heard him yell out the instruction...'Throw at him', " said Connick. "My son got hit and the opposing coach said, 'Good'."
OK, this lawsuit has to be worth $20 million. The kid loses half of a season of baseball, has to play video games with one hand and has to put up with the bullshit spewing out of his litigious dad's mouth for the rest of the year. Connick make sure your son doesn't post pictures on Facebook having fun (see previous post). We wouldn't want to ruin our case. Sigh, lawyers what a bunch.